News : 2016 : August

From left, Niurka Del Valle, Jackson Health Foundation's Senior Director of Major Gifts and Director of Wonderfund, Carlos and Maria Fiallo, Ramzi Younis, M.D., Russell Benford, Deputy Mayor for Miami-Dade County, Carolina La Mendola Diago, Alana Grajewski, M.D., Rebeca Sosa and Eduardo Alfonso, M.D., Chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and holder of the Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology.

UHealth Doctors Honored by County Commissioner for Helping Blind and Deaf Brazilian Toddler

Doctors with UHealth-the University of Miami Health System and community members who worked together to restore sight and hearing to a Brazilian toddler were honored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. The commissioner paid a special visit to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where 2-year-old Nicolly Pereira received life-changing surgery for pediatric glaucoma.

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Michelle Schladant, Ph.D.

Mailman Center Receives Prestigious Grant to Develop Training Program to Build Language Skills

The Mailman Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a $2.3 million federal grant to develop a digital toolkit to teach parents and teachers in child care centers how to use assistive technology devices to improve hearing, vision or communication skills of children with developmental disabilities.

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Savita Pahwa, M.D.

Miller School Researcher Leading International Study on HIV Infections in Infants

Savita Pahwa, M.D., a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher, is leading a collaborative international study on HIV infections in infants and older children in search of new insights that could point to a cure for the worldwide epidemic.

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Miller School of Medicine, Schoninger Research Quadrangle

Miller School of Medicine Has Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

Continuing an upward trend, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reached a record-breaking fundraising total for the fiscal year 2016. According to standards set by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Miller School raised an unprecedented $159.8 million for the fiscal year, which ended May 31.

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